Blessings on Comets

The apparition of Comet Catalina is an ideal opportunity to talk about the blessing said on seeing comets…

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Zot Chanukah & Incandescence

To illuminate the process described in Rashi’s comment, I thought people would really enjoy this awesome video by Ben Ames explaining “What is a Flame?”

Dreidel Earth

As a brief follow up to the last post, which discussed the Earth’s axial tilt, I thought I’d add another brief point about how the Earth is like a dreidel – in one respect, at least. This won’t involve much actual Torah, but dreidels are, at least, a very traditional part of Chanukah customs. As mentioned,…

The First Festival of Light

Chanukah is often referred to as the Festival of Light(s). But it is not the first Festival of Light in the world, as the Talmud tells us.

The First Light

Conflict between Genesis and modern science?
Ancient rabbinic midrashim already have an understanding in consonance with modern scientific ideas!